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Kootenai River Fishing Report - April 7-15, 2017

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 24,200 cfs 8-12 foot visibility above the Fisher River, 3 feet visibility below the Fisher River.   Fisher Infow 2000 kcfs Inflow from Lake Koocanusa:  9.2 kcfs Hatches: Midges and Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis Effective Patterns: Bead-head prince, Wooly Bugger, Adams, Parachute Adams Guide report: We are not guiding on the river currently with […]

Kootenai River Drone Footage | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

Downstream Series by Byron Sanderson Get a bird’s eye view of our beautiful Kootenai River just outside of Libby, Montana. These videos from Byron Sanderson show a few stretches of water that we fish. The Kootenai is Montana’s biggest tailwater and it stretches from Lake Koocanusa at the Canadian border all the way through the Idaho […]

Hot Rainbow on the Kootenai River | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

This fish Cory Luoma from Fly Out Media hooked this past September on the Kootenai River was hot hot hot. He took 3 or 4 strong runs before we were able to settle her down for the net. This is a prime example of the larger class rainbows that we have on the Kootenai River.

Kootenai Angler - March Update

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

“March is a green muddy month down below, some folks like it, FARMERS mostly.,” said Bear Claw Chris Lapp in a famous line from the movie, Jeremiah Johnson. It was the movie that I saw in the 70’s that was most instrumental in planting that westward migration seed in me. March is a month on the Kootenai that […]

Little Blue Quill Hatch | Kootenai River, Montana

Posted on Mar 07, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

Here on the Kootenai River, we see our first significant hatches in March and April. The water is cold, the rainbow trout are spawning in the main river, and you can expect some discoloration in the water as a result of runoff from tributaries entering the Kootenai River below the dam. On sunny days, we […]